2018-Colors-of-the-Year-May

The 2018 color of the year is… well, it depends on who you ask. The selections for 2018 run the gamut (pun intended), and each paint company or color authority has their own take on what the new trendy color should be. Paint can brighten a space and it’s been reported that certain colors may even fetch you a higher sale price when it comes time to list. Whether you’re painting your kitchen or swapping out accessories in your living room, now is a great time of year for indoor projects that are begging for a change in color scheme, whatever color you choose.

Here are the trendy colors chose by major paint companies and color experts, along with painting and decoration ideas to consider for each.

 

PANTONE
Color: “Ultra Violet
Buzz: classic glamour, inventive, imaginative
Use on: throw pillows or paint an accent wall

GLIDDEN
Color: “Deep Onyx
Buzz: no-fuss, less is more, can be neutral
Use on: doors, trim, cabinets instead of white

SHERWIN ­WILLIAMS
Color: “Oceanside
Buzz: both accessible and elusive, welcoming
Use on: front door, home office or reading nook

BEHR
Color: “In the Moment
Buzz: soothing, restorative, mood-altering, cozy
Use on: home exteriors, fur­nishings, textiles, tableware

BENJAMIN MOORE
Color: “Caliente
Buzz: charismatic, ener­getic, dramatic, playful
Use on: home library, glossy front door, lamps

OLYMPIC
Color: “Black Magic
Buzz: security, intellectual, independent, sophisticated
Use on: exterior window trim, shelving, dining room